‘Absurdly simplistic’ journo set straight after saying people who question trans ideology are ‘fascist’

A Harvard-educated Guardian reporter based in San Francisco claimed on Twitter that those who do not embrace transgender ideology are “fascist,” and Twitter wasted no time in setting the woke journalist straight.

Reacting to the media’s treatment of trans issues, Julia Carrie Wong tweeted, “I think that we’re entering a period when the most meaningful distinction will be fascist and anti-fascist. It’s really important to understand that transphobia is one of the most potent entry points to fascism today — and act accordingly.”

The comment was prompted by a New York Times op-ed penned by journalist Pamela Paul, entitled “The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count.”

“The right’s position here is the better known,” writes Paul, “the movement having aggressively dedicated itself to stripping women of fundamental rights for decades. Thanks in part to two Supreme Court justices who have been credibly accused of abusive behavior toward women, Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years a target, has been ruthlessly overturned.”

“Far more bewildering,” she continues, “has been the fringe left jumping in with its own perhaps unintentionally but effectively misogynist agenda.”

“There was a time when campus groups and activist organizations advocated strenuously on behalf of women,” Paul said. “Women’s rights were human rights and something to fight for. Though the Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified, legal scholars and advocacy groups spent years working to otherwise establish women as a protected class.”

“But today,” she argues, “a number of academics, uber-progressives, transgender activists, civil liberties organizations and medical organizations are working toward an opposite end: to deny women their humanity, reducing them to a mix of body parts and gender stereotypes.”

“Hard to express how deeply disturbing it is to see the UK media status quo of transphobia being an acceptable bigotry creep into the American press,” Wong said in response, adding “I don’t have a lot of wins to point to when it comes to fighting this at a publication, but I will say that I think it’s imperative to fight it.”

In a separate post, Wong tweeted, “One thing about the policy of legacy publications to ban their employees from being honest about their political opinions in public is that a person can rise to an incredibly powerful position in an industry without anyone being the wiser about their biases and bigotries.”

“This is such an absurdly simplistic way to look at things it’s actually childish,” one Twitter user said in response to Wong’s thread. “This is closer to LARPing [Live Action Role-Playing] than actual political discourse.”

“I see it exactly the opposite way: pronoun authoritarianism – the new gender cult religion,” replied another.

“Meh,” stated a weary third. “Don’t care.”

“I disagree with you,” the user continued. “I neither hate nor fear trans people. I simply don’t believe gender feelings outweigh the tangible reality of sex.”

“I also disagree with sterilising and mutilating kids,” the user said. “But you do you.”

 

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